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By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

We felt that the police needed a label, a label other than that fear image that they carried in the community. So we used the pig as the rather low-lifed animal in order to identify the police. And it worked.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

I do not expect the white media to create positive black male images.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

Black men and women who refuse to live under oppression are dangerous to white society because they become symbols of hope to their brothers and sisters, inspiring them to follow their example.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

We have two evils to fight, capitalism and racism. We must destroy both racism and capitalism.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

You can Jail a Revolutionary but you can't jail the Revolution. You can run a freedom fighter around the country, but you can't run freedom fighting around the country. You can murder a liberator, but you can't murder liberation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The rest of the Third World people are seeing, that the country can make a real change. No changing or trading one master for another. The only real change would be to socialize the means of production and this is what's happening in Jamaica.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

We were trying to increase the conflict that was already happening... we felt that we would take the conflict to so high a level that some change had to come.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

I would like to say that racial attitude and prejudice are probably here...It is very difficult to act this out - discrimination - discrimination is an act. After you have the prejudices, the disciminations come out, if there is an institution for it but the Cubans have attempted to create institutions free of discrimination.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The imperialistic or capitalistic system occupies areas. It occupies Vietnam now. They occupy them by sending soldiers there, by sending policeman there. The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand. They make the racist secure in his racism. The gun in the establishment's hand makes the establishment secure in its exploitation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

IQ tests are routinely used as weapons against Black people in particular and minority groups and poor people generally. The tests are based on white middle-class standards, and when we score low on them, the results are used to justify the prejudice that we are inferior and unintelligent. Since we are taught to believe that the tests are infallible, they have become a self-fulfilling prophecy that cuts off our initiative and brainwashes us.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

To die for the racists is lighter than a feather, but to die for the people is heavier than any mountain and deeper than any sea.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

Any unarmed people are slaves, or are subject to slavery at any given moment.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

We [Panthers] have not said much about the homosexual at all, but we must relate to the homosexual movement because it is a real thing. And I know through reading, and through my life experience and observations that homosexuals are not given freedom and liberty by anyone in the society. They might be the most oppresed people in the society.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

I don't want people to think he [Eldridge Cleaver] is so important - our party is important because our party works for the people and no individual is important in our party, including myself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

What I'm really trying to say is that I believed an armed insurrection could work. After I was shot and went to prison, that ended that illusion. I had time to think.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

I think generally speaking, both people are trying to be free from the abuses of the white racist North American authorities. I think that's the one common denominator. The Cubans found a way to liberate themselves and we haven't found the way yet. So that's the difference.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

Those in the community who defy authority and 'break the law' seem to enjoy the good life and have everything in the way of material possessions. On the other hand, people who work hard and struggle and suffer much are the victims of greed and indifference, losers. This insane reversal of values presses heavily on the Black community. The causes originate from outside and are imposed by a system that ruthlessly seeks its own rewards, no matter what the cost in wrecked human lives.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

Cuba was neo-colony of the United States and still suffers a blockade. So, therefore, the consumer goods and so forth, we don't have here, especially when you leave the city areas it's a spartan life. But what is impressive about it is what is coming about. It's the future that all these socialists look forward to.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The walls, the bars, the guns and the guards can never encircle or hold down the idea of the people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

Let us go on outdoing ourselves; a revolutionary man always transcends himself or otherwise he is not a revolutionary man, so we always do what we ask of ourselves or more than what we know we can do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand. They make the racist secure in his racism.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

Too many so-called leaders of the movement have been made into celebrities and their revolutionary fervor destroyed by mass media. They become Hollywood objects and lose identification with the real issues. The task is to transform society; only the people can do that

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The nature of a panther is that he never attacks. But if anyone attacks or backs into a corner, the panther comes up to wipe that aggressor or that attacker out.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

I don't like to just talk of Africa, and south of the Sahara in general. No, I'll talk about the Third World in general. I'll like to say this - we in the United States would never believe that another form of goverment - I don't care even if it's against the racism, etc. - it is hard to get the masses of people to believe or accept that a socialist government will relieve them of most of the problems.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

I always said this and the people think it's a cute answer, but I say we have always been in the system and that's why we fight because we don't like the system. We are trying to transform it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can't jail the Revolution.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

The Cuban Revolutionary Government has been generous and very considerate to me and my family. I lived in Santa Clara for a few months because I wanted to work in the countryside and get to know the country better.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

Black Power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

I wanted to leave high school in 1958 and join the Cuban revolution. So the only reason I did not come to join [Fidel] Castro was because my mother would not let me. I was only 16.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The racist dog policemen must withdraw immediately from our communities, cease their wanton murder and brutality and torture of black people, or face the wrath of the armed people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

Just before I left [Cuba], I was about to transfer to the university. I had decided I had had enough experience in work in the manual areas. But then I got word from the United States that I could return...that my party had gathered enough information about the false charges that were against me for me to return to the United States.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

I had a lot of time and the first year I was in prison, I tried to get the party to stop the shooting, to stop the talk about the gun thing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

But before we die, how shall we live? I say with hope and dignity; and if premature death is the result, that death has a meaning reactionary suicide can never have. It is the price of self-respect.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

Existence is violent, I exist, therefore I'm violent. . . in that way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

There will be no prison which can hold our movement down.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

There is a very strong socialist movement in Jamaica. I was in Jamaica years ago. All the talk, all day they talk politics. The literacy rate is very low. Everyone is so interested in politics, more than those who can read in the United States.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

Revolutionary suicide does not mean that I and my comrades have a death wish; it means just the opposite.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

I do not think that life will change for the better without an assault on the Establishment, which goes on exploiting the wretched of the earth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

I am very happy here [on Cuba], but I feel I have work to do in the United States. It's where I can identify with the total world struggle for socialism. But I think as a North American, as a Black North American, I have certain understandings - certain contributions - to make that are unique to the North Amerian experience.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

I'm not ruling. I never ruled. I have one vote and I'm the leader of the party. I've always had a vote on the central committee. I always had more influence than that one vote. I'll admit that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

A rather honored guest of the Cuban government, so I wouldn't experience the problems. I think it would take a black Cuban to really articulate this because I'm being treated in a very generous way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

White America has seen to it that Black history has been suppressed in schools and in American history books. The bravery of hundreds of our ancestors who took part in slave rebellions has been lost in the mists of time, since plantation owners did their best to prevent any written accounts of uprisings.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

I would like to add I'm innocent. I am not guilty.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The United States can hide behind a facade simply because it is sucking the blood of other people...The Third World people: Africa, Asia and Latin America.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

I think the basis - the foundation - has already been laid for a society where people will work together and enjoy the wealth of the whole nation together. I think this will be accomplished because this is the theme of the revolutionary government's program.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The task is to transform society; only the people can do that - not heroes, not celebrities, not stars.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

I think it's absurd to talk about - one time you were outside the system, now you are in the system - no, we fight, the cause of the fight is because the system is bad that we can't get out of it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

By surrendering my life to the revolution, I found eternal life